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Teen Skate with live music by classic rock band Endurance at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, Friday, 7: 30 p.m. Ukrainian Christmas food fair and hot lunch, Saturday at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Hall, 1110 Caledonia Ave., 11 a.

Teen Skate with live music by classic rock band Endurance at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, Friday, 7: 30 p.m.

Ukrainian Christmas food fair and hot lunch, Saturday at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Hall, 1110 Caledonia Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tel. 250-384-2255.

Estevan Village Christmas, Saturday 4-5 p.m. at 2517 Estevan Ave., Oak Bay with music by St. Philip's Christmas Singers, musicians from Oak Bay High School Band plus hot apple cider, candy canes and crafts. Tel. 250-598-8798.

Saanichton Community Christmas and Craft Fair, Saturday, 9 a.m.1 p.m. at Fresh Cup, 1931 Mt. Newton Cross Rd. Christmas tree trail, 9: 30 a.m.-1 pm.; pancake breakfast with Santa, 9 -11: 30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church (corner of East Saanich and Cultra); Horse-drawn carriage rides, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and photo with Santa by donation, 9-11: 30 a.m.

Lions Skate with Santa, Saturday, 2: 30-4 p.m. at Esquimalt Archie Browning Sport Centre, 1151 Esquimalt Rd. Lunch for a toonie and food item for the food bank. Tel. 250-412-8500.

Christmas at Craigdarroch. 1050 Joan Crescent. Tel. 250-592-5323 or Saturday: 11 a.m. Alison Vardy; 1 p.m. Holiday Cards; 3 p.m. Banquo. Sunday: 11 a.m. Doug Hensley; 1 p.m. Wrapping paper; 3 p.m. Kate Steel and Renata Young.

Victoria Genealogical Society Open House, Saturday, 11 a.m.4 p.m. at 947 Alston St., Free.

The Christmas Express at the B.C. Forest Discovery Centre, 2892 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, Friday through Sunday, 4-9 p.m. to Dec. 23. Trains leave every 20 minutes. Cost: $7/$5, under two free. Tel. 250-7151113 or

Christmas in the Village at Heritage Acres, 7321 Lochside Dr., Friday through Sunday to Dec. 16, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $10 per carload. Entertainment: Friday, Chick Wagon Band; Saturday, Chris Ho and Shady Mountain Singers; Sunday, Youth Choir 61.

Menorah Lighting, Sunday, 3: 30 p.m. on the front steps of B.C. Legislative Buildings.

16th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, Sunday, 7-8: 30 p.m. at Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Ave., Unites bereaved parents, families and friends around the globe. [email protected]

Walk the Labyrinth: A meditative tool modelled after a design on the floor of the 12th century Chartres Cathedral in France. Walk alone or with others at UVic's Interfaith Chapel, Monday-Thursday, 9-11 a.m. and noon-6 p.m.

International Human Rights Day, Victoria CTC Vigil at the Victoria Legislature, Cenotaph, Monday, 3-7 p.m.

Scout Christmas Tree Sale, Saturday through Dec. 23. (Mon.-Fri. 4-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at Canadian Tire, 1519 Admirals Rd. [email protected]

26th Anniversary of the Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens, Dec. 1-Jan. 6.

Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights Tours, Daily at 4: 30 and 6: 30 p.m. to Jan. 5. 4: 30 p.m. tour includes Butterfly Gardens.Tel. 250-386-8652 or

Christmas Past and Present: Fairmont Empress Tour of the hotel with guide in period costume, every Saturday to Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. Cost: $12. Meet in front of Fairmont Gift Store. Tel. 250-592-9255.

Festival of Trees at the Fairmont Empress hotel, a collection of over 50 decorated trees benefiting B.C. Children's Hospital. Daily to Jan. 3;

Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides, free, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m. to Dec. 23. Stops at Store Street at Chatham; Johnson Street near Wharf; Langley Street at Bastion Square and Government Street at Fisgard.

Bear Wear: Holiday teddies are back in the lobby of Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St. daily to Jan. 3. A fundraiser for Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Tel. 250-519-6935.

Gingerbread Showcase at the Inn at Laurel Point. Vote for your favourite at the Inn at Laurel Point, 10 a.m.6 p.m. daily to January.

Point Ellice House and Gardens National Historic Site, 2616 Pleasant St. Open for Christmas tea and tours, Friday and Saturday, Dec.14-15, 12-4 p.m. Reservations required. 250-380-6506.

Father Christmas - A Victorian Experience at the Royal B.C. Museum, Friday through Sunday from Dec. 7 to 23, 11 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.

14th Annual Spirit of Giving by the Mustard Seed at The Bay Centre, HIllside Centre, Mayfair Shopping Centre and Tillicum Centre, daily to Dec. 24. Gifts wrapped in exchange for donation.

Milner Gardens Christmas Magic, to Dec. 19, Friday through Sunday, 5-8: 30 p.m. at 2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach. Tel. 250-752-6153.

Christmasland: Public viewing of Christmas display at 4000 Century Rd., Saturday, 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. until Dec. 22. Donation to Santas Anonymous and Families in Need. Tel. 250-477-8190.